AOL LAUNCHES New Webmail and 4 Media Titans Making Waves

AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL):  While Yahoo has gotten a great deal of attention in the past week with their latest Chief Executive officer switchover, we now turn to AOL, Inc., another early Internet pioneer. Along with the good news about their quarterly earnings and stock price, which briefly reached a yearly high, the company has announced a new version of their Web-based email software.  Their shares traded up $0.47 (1.51%), they were recently at $31.51.

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Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX):  According to a Consumer Reports survey, Netflix, Inc. is by far the biggest video streaming service, however, it is the least liked service by customers. Their shares traded up $1.88 (3.30%), they were recently at $58.89.

Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSTR):  After their second quarter revenue growth missed analysts’ estimates, Coinstar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSTR), owner of the Redbox movie-rental kiosks, fell the most in 18 months. Their shares traded down $7.54 (12.73%), they were recently at $51.68.

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA):  Universal Pictures’ (NASDAQ:CMCSA) “The Bourne Legacy,”and Sony Pictures’ (NYSE:SNE) “Total Recall,” may open, at the same time, in China, marking the third time in a two-month period that U.S. movies, aimed at the same audience, seem to have been booked for the same opening date. Their shares traded up $0.71 (2.23%), they were recently at $32.31.

News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA):  High profile set top box streamer Roku has revealed that a consortium, led by media giant News Corporation, has given them a large windfall of $45 million worth of “strategic investments.” Their shares traded up $0.74 (3.28%), they were recently at $23.33.

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